Let’s agree that no matter which country or the city we visit, we do get to know local stories about some or other destinations that are either haunted or super weird enough for the locals to avoid going there. Let’s look at the 6 weird places around the world which we think are amazing.
Yonaguni Monument, Japan
Yonaguni Monument also known as Yonaguni (Island) Submarine Ruins is the place underwater off the coast of Yonaguni, the southernmost of the Ryukyu Islands, in Japan. The surprising thing about this place is a striking underwater rock formation that has staircase-like terraces with flat sides and sharp corners. Geologists studied this place and estimated the ruins to be five thousand years old. It is believed that these carvings are manmade. Now the question arises that how and why did ‘they’ do it?
Aokigahara Forest, Japan
Aokigahara Forest situated on the foot of Mount Fuji is a weird place is known as ‘Suicide Forest’. It is estimated that as many as 100 people a year have successfully killed themselves there. The trees are too tightly packed that this place is also known as ‘sea of trees.’
Isla de las Munecas, Mexico
This island in Mexico is known as the ‘island of dolls’ as thousands of creepy toys hang from the trees. Don Julian Santana, a caretaker lived here on the island alone. He found the body of a young girl that had drowned there and believed that her tortured spirit was haunting it. Later he spent his life paying her tribute in a very disconcerting way: by hanging mutilated dolls across the island.
Death Valley, California
A deserted valley located in eastern California is the hottest are in North America. Death Valley is about 140 miles long is among one of the hottest places on earth. The most unusual thing in Death Valley is sailing stones. These stones can slide or move in a particular track without the help of animals or humans.
Blood Falls, Antarctica
Blood falls is a waterfall that flows from the Taylor glaciers with blood-red hue. Geologists have found a high level of iron oxide in West Lake Bonney located in the area. What is more surprising is that all that iron, microorganisms are able to survive at a depth of 1300 feet under the ice.
The Catacombs, Paris
The catacombs of Paris are underground ossuaries which hold the remains of over six million people. By the 17th century, enough people had lived and died in Paris that its cemeteries were overflowing. And so the solution arose to place them in the centuries-old tunnels that had existed beneath the streets. That’s how this huge cemetery came into existence beneath the city of lights – Paris.
Do you know about any such weird places around the world or even in your locality? Share with us.